Tackling Changes to Your Skin During Menopause
As if menopause doesn’t go “above and beyond” to make us miserable, it attacks our beautiful skin as well.
We’ve all been there. Suddenly, you begin to see issues that you haven't had before, like acne, due to hormonal fluctuations. Your skin may begin to dry out a bit, no matter how oily your complexion once was.
Plus, there's the worst of them all, the sudden appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and sagging skin. Ugh!
Not only do these changes occur on your face (which makes them “oh-so-noticeable”), but they appear on the rest of your body as well.
Clearly, you need to be prepared to tackle these changes head on in order to keep your self-esteem and sanity intact. So, we want to share a few tips and tricks with you to help your skin look its best during its epic battle with menopause.
Dealing with Dry Skin
Dry isn’t all bad, is it? This is good news (kind of) for those who have oily skin.
Your skin will begin to dry out once menopause comes rolling in because of the changes in your hormones and the fact that your skin stops holding moisture in the way that it once did.
The good news is that you can put moisture back into your skin by choosing a moisturizer than contains hyaluronic acid (for your face) or glycerin (for the rest of your body). Now, we’re talking!
You may find yourself needing to moisturize your face both at night and in the morning, in order to prevent it from becoming too dry. But hey, that’s ok! We love a good moisturizer!
Eliminating Age Spots
Age spots be gone! Spending your younger years in the sun leads to age spots and other issues. And while the damage is already done, you can prevent it from worsening by wearing plenty of sunblock every time that you go outdoors.
Over the years, there's been some conjecture that sunscreen has additional benefits as well, because it allows the skin to regenerate itself, since it doesn't have to spend all of its energy dealing with the sun. So, buddy up with a good sunscreen, and enjoy!
Removing Facial Hair
Yep, you read that right – facial hair it’s time to hit the road! While yours may not grow in as thick as a man's, you may see the beginnings of chin hairs, a light mustache, and stray hairs on your face.
Thankfully, these hairs tend to be white, blonde, and easy to hide, although you might feel even better if you remove them with a depilatory cream or tweezers.
Bidding these pesky hairs adieu will restore your confidence and make you feel like the beautiful woman you are once again!
Remember those hormonal fluctuations during your teen years? You'll go through the same thing during menopause. Fun, right?
As your hormone levels drop, your skin may begin to break out again. The problem is that the same treatments that worked back then more than likely won't now because your skin texture has changed and is drier.
You may need to see a dermatologist in order to determine the best possible treatment plan for your gorgeous (but sensitive) menopausal skin.
Improving Your Skin's Texture
Had enough yet? On top of all those other problems, your skin will lose its elasticity and collagen, leading to wrinkles and sagging sections. Oh, the joys!
We get it - the last thing that you want is to look older, so you may need to proactively improve your skin's texture. Wrinkles on the neck will definitely make you look your age (cringe), so proactively treating and moisturizing this area is your best bet.
Luckily, there are a few simple solutions, like facial creams that contain retinol which will tighten things up by making your skin produce collagen (the underlayer, for the record) again.
Collagen itself, which appears in many facial care products, also helps you improve your skin’s overall texture. Easy peasy!
A Solution for It All
Menopause is a crazy ride, but finding a way to deal with all of these issues individually will help you feel better about yourself.
So, be patient with yourself and your body, and simply address the skin issues that bother you most one-by-one. While you're at it, why not take advantage of a solution that helps your skin, hair, and nails, too?
Choosing an all-natural vitamin complex that contains biotin and other ingredients will strengthen all three of these key features, helping boost your self-esteem in the process.
Remember, while menopause can wreak havoc on your skin, you don’t have to sit by and watch. Be proactive and save your skin! After all, who said you can’t have beautiful, glowing skin during menopause?